- Age Guideline: 12 Years and Up
- Time Required: 45 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
Materials Needed to Make Name Plaques:
- Wooden Plaques (compare prices)
- Adhesive Backed Vinyl (compare prices)
- Cricut Expression
- Cricut Font Cartridge (I used the Calligraphy Collection cartridge - compare prices)
- Paint Brush
Instructions:Start out by covering your work surface with newspaper or whatever you want to use to protect it from paint. Paint your plaques! I used hot pink, turquoise, and a bright orange. Use whatever colors you like. Keep the colors of the room you are going to hang them in in mind or use your favorite colors (or the favorite colors of the person you are making them for). When you are done painting, set the plaques aside to dry.
While the plaques are drying, you can cut out your letters. Set up your Cricut and choose your cartridge. Set the letters to cut out about 2-inches smaller than your plaque. Print out one of your letters (whichever one is the large letter) on scrap paper to make sure it fits on the plaque. When you are happy with the size of your letters, place a piece of vinyl on your cutting mat and let the Cricut cut it out!
Now you are ready to stick the letters onto the dried plaques. Position them so they are centered on the plaques. Carefully lay down the letters, making sure there are straight and there are no air bubbles. Your colorful name plaques are now ready to hang!